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  1. Aviation industry not in denial about climate change challenge

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to air pollutants other than greenhouse gases in Hong Kong, according to the Environmental Protection Department's 2007 air quality emissions inventory. Aviation greenhouse gas emissions ... P.A. Crush ('Airlines' green claims don't fly,' October 16) claims that figures on the aviation industry's CO2 emissions quoted by our chief executive, Tony Tyler, ...

  2. Haze no show-stopper, says pilot

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... afternoon after a three-hour delay. Philip Lee Ting-chan, senior safety and quality officer of the Civil Aviation Department, said: 'The weather in Wuhan, where they had just performed, ...

  3. Haze no show-stopper, says pilot

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... delay. Philip Lee Ting-chan, senior safety and quality officer of the Civil Aviation Department, said: 'The weather in Wuhan, where they had just performed, was very bad. This is why ...

  4. Runway could cross boundary

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Mun, Ma Wan, Sha Tin and the south of Hong Kong Island, the source said. Last year, the Civil Aviation Department received more than 400 complaints. Opting for the wrong flight path would ...

  5. Cargo hold of issues for Iata's new pilot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of British Airways, conceded that the airlines had spent too much time with transport ministers and within the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a United Nations body, rather than talking ... Kevin Rafferty To celebrate his becoming chairman of the global airline club last week, Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive Tony Tyler set out not so much a stall but a whole department ...

  6. Aviation a sideshow to climate-demon coal

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... purposes, we will eventually have to deal with aviation's contribution to global warming. The major problem with airliners is not the carbon dioxide they produce as they fly. The real issue ... used in flight, can produce a smooth ride. So, problem solved- in 15 or 20 years, when that technology is incorporated into airliners and aviation-grade biofuels are available. Aviation ...

  7. A mistress for the dearly departed?

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei For those worrying about ancestors getting lonely in the afterlife, help is at hand. Fifty yuan (HK$57) will buy a film star marriage certificate or an er nai (mistress) for a dead relative. In fact, the list of paper effigies available for anc ...

  8. Mai Po wetland reserve faces precarious future, departing manager warns

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's top wetland reserve might disappear without strong management in the face of various threats to its survival, the reserve's outgoing manager says. Lew Young, who has worked at the reserve for 17 years, said it was stil ...

  9. Department floats ideas to cut illegal dumping

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Environmental Protection Department has pledged greater co-ordination among departments to tackle illegal dumping and suggested tighter legislation to fight the problem. ... The legislative suggestions come on top of a government pledge to improve co-ordination among departments to step up enforcement and share information. Routine inspections will be increased ...

  10. Carbon debate creates climate for China's civil society to grow

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of a civil society, as they largely represent the interests of the public,' Wang said. (There were more than 410,000 government-sanctioned NGOs at the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.) 'But climate change is a very complicated issue that goes beyond any single environmental topic, and that is a challenge for them,' he added. Discussion of climate ...




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